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Music and dance therapy should be offered to dementia patients, research shows

April 9, 2019

Classic FM: Dementia patients would benefit from ‘personal playlists’ to reduce agitation, says the Health Secretary.

Music and dance sessions should be prescribed to more dementia patients in order to prevent ‘over-medicalised’ treatment, according to the Health Secretary.

The announcement follows a recent study that found giving patients personal music playlists resulted in a 60 per cent reduction in the need for medication.

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